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European Responsible Care Award for Revecol

Brand obtains more extensive certifications and gets a new image for its range of new generation of chemical auxiliaries.

12th December 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  Bergamo, Italy

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

Its effort in the search for innovative and environmentally friendly production processes has earned Bergamo, Italy based Erca Textile Chemical Solutions (TCS) the prestigious European Responsible Care Award 2023.  Awarded by Cefic-the European Chemical Industry Council, the award recognises Erca’s commitment, through its Revecol chemical auxiliaries range, to climate neutrality, circularity and the transition towards safe and sustainable chemicals.

It also reiterates that the Revecol range paves the way for a new generation of chemical auxiliaries capable of transforming critical waste present in the environment, into a range of certified, high-performance, safe and competitive products designed for textiles and suitable for any fibre, with a strong focus on sustainability and carbon neutrality, as confirmed by analyses and certifications.

The Revecol by Erca TCS range now includes 18 new generation chemical auxiliaries. For all of them, thanks to its unique and innovative characteristics, Revecol has obtained the most important certifications: GRS, RCS, ZDHC Chemical Gateway, bluesign and GOTS. In particular, with the support and analysis of bluesign Academy, it is creating, where possible, the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) for some Revecol products, certifying the reduction of CO2 emissions compared to the use of conventional chemistry.

Resuming its dialogue with textiles

After the inspiring and productive meetings in June at ITMA where synergies with Patagonia and YKK were announced, Erca is resuming its dialogue with professionals from the textiles world, keeping its promise not only to share this responsible innovation with stakeholders, customers and the general public, but above all to illustrate its evolution and ongoing development.

Erca says it is a company and a range of products capable of ‘transforming problems into solutions’ with the aim of bringing a new culture of sustainability and circularity within textiles production, and inevitably leading to innovations that follow one another at an incessant pace.

Thanks to a 100% Made in Italy, highly technological, pioneering and end-to-end certified production process, Revecol transforms critical waste materials (in this case, used vegetable oils) into a complete range of innovative and responsible chemical auxiliaries designed for the entire textiles industry and its various applications.

New image

Conveying the values of the new generation Revecol chemicals to the public is not an easy task, even more so if we add the many unique characteristics defining Revecol such as circularity, safety, high performance, competitiveness and its ability to be used on any type of textile fibre, both virgin and recycled. For this reason the brand has chosen to present itself through an image that makes immediate not only the idea of responsible innovation in the Revecol range of products, but one that also shows its values, representing them as ‘bricks’, which together and in combination constitute the uniqueness of the range.

© Erca TCS

The new image captures the essence of responsible innovation: each shade in the vibrant colour composition tells a story about the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment and on society. Chemical auxiliaries play a crucial role in different phases of the textile production cycle, but at the same time they represent a complex challenge in terms of reducing environmental impact. The bottom blocks in the image represent specific choices made by Erca TCS: the use of recycled materials, the vocation for circularity, competitiveness in the market. Attention to safety is built on this foundation, and it is combined with exceptional performance, as well as the ability to use the range of chemical auxiliaries on all textile fibres. Everything is then guaranteed by end-to-end certifications. It is this combination of values and features that brings solutions to the textile market, solutions that mark a real revolution in the name of circularity.

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